Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Joplin

Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley

Daily average cases of COVID-19 are slowly starting to increase in Joplin. Over the last 2 weeks, the city has documented 576 new cases, that a rise of nearly 11 percent. One month ago, Joplin was experiencing about 33 and a half new cases per day. As of Saturday, the cities health department reported just over 43 new cases per day. Almost a 30 percent increase from January to December. As of Saturday, Joplin had 290 active cases, in addition to 96 COVID-19 related deaths. The next scheduled free testing through the state will take place next Friday, January 22, at Access Health Care on South Maiden Lane from 9 AM until 1 PM. This testing is open to all Missouri residents. You can learn more and register for the free testing in Joplin on January 22 at test

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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